Restoring Family Storytelling at home

November 6th, 2014 in Featured by franselm 0

The other day, I was in a restaurant for dinner and I saw a family of six come in to eat. While they were waiting for their orders to be filled, the two older kids were busy on the phone, texting; the two younger kids were playing games on their phones; dad and mum tried […]

Living life Out Loud

October 2nd, 2014 in Featured by franselm 1

I was just thinking about the beautiful fireworks I saw this past July 4th independence Day celebration. As the shots went off, I saw the fireworks rising, shinning and finally blasting into the air scattering its beautiful colors. For a few seconds, it looked awesomely beautiful and then suddenly it faded out with no imprints […]

Adversity and life's Journey

Adversity and Life’s Journey

August 8th, 2014 in Featured by franselm 0

I have great admiration of what Sir Edmund Hillary had to say after he made several unsuccessful attempts at climbing Mount Everest before he finally did so. After one of those failed attempts, he stood at the base of the mountain and shook his fist at it, and shouted: “I will defeat you yet, because […]

Power of the Eucharist

The Power of the Blessed Eucharist

April 16th, 2014 in Catholic Sermons by franselm 0

My dear friends, today is Holy Thursday, the day Christ gave us the greatest gift ever—His Body and Blood left permanently on earth for us in the Blessed Eucharist and I was just wondering how seriously we consider what is going on when we receive Holy Communion. John 6:56 says: “Whoever eats my flesh and […]

How Faith Works

How Faith Works

April 15th, 2014 in Featured by franselm 0

In Matt 15:28 we read: “Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” It is amazing how many people got what they wanted from Jesus because they hung in with Jesus no matter what obstacle stood on the way. In order to get the attention of Jesus, Bartimeus had […]

Destined for Heaven by Reconciliation

Destined for Heaven by Reconciliation

March 11th, 2014 in Featured by franselm 4

2 Corinthians 5:20 says: “We implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.” The greatest gift of God to humanity is that we are not destined for hell; No, we are destined for heaven by reconciliation. In the first place, no sin is greater than the Blood of Christ and there is no sin […]

Relationship with God

Who Do You Say That I Am

February 25th, 2014 in Featured by franselm 0

I was just reflecting on the question Jesus asked His disciples: “Who do people say that I am… and who do you say that I am” (Matt 16:13-18) and it dawned on me that the fulfillment of God’s creative purpose in our lives is dependent upon a direct channel of grace between God and us. […]

Heir of God Most High

You are God’s First Son

February 17th, 2014 in Featured by franselm 3

Waooh! Look at this scriptural passage “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:16). Hmmmmm! That is really cool. The reason is that it raises the questions as to what we think about ourselves,

Cherish What You Have

February 12th, 2014 in Featured by franselm 0

In one of my readings this morning, I came across a verse from Rev 3:11 which says: “Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take away your crown.” As I began to reflect on this verse, it occurred to me that many a time, in life, it is easy to lose […]

Power of the Mind

The Power of the Mind

February 9th, 2014 in Featured by franselm 0

I was just thinking about Romans 12:2 which says: “Be ye transformed by the renewal of your minds.” It seems to me that God’s tactics in changing our destiny is by changing the way we think—the trans­formation of the mind.

Power of His Blood in my Life

The Power of His Blood in my life

February 5th, 2014 in Articles by franselm 0

Have you ever thought of what you are receiving when you come to communion? Do you know that, for those who come with the power of faith and proper disposition, receiving the Blood of Jesus Christ is to receive the most powerful force both in heaven and on earth; a force that can accomplish everything […]

Determine to succeed

January 16th, 2014 in Featured by franselm 0

I was just reading some passages from my own book “Beating the Odds” and came across this passage.  “In your efforts to achieve, succeed and maximize your opportunities, you need to strive beyond the easiest goals and reach beyond the merely obvious. The question is:  What did you do yesterday? What have you done today? […]

Christmas: The Power Of A Promise Keeping God

Christmas: The Power Of A Promise Keeping God

December 22nd, 2011 in Articles by franselm 0

The promise of the birth of the messiah came at a time when the people of God were under the threat of annihilation. The kings of Syria and Israel had conspired and joined forces to make the land of Judah desolate. In response to this threat, God declared that this aggression will not stand and […]

Ashes, Lent and Christian Living

Ashes, Lent and Christian Living

March 16th, 2011 in Catholic Sermons by franselm 0

As we continue our journey through lent, the words we heard on Ash Wednesday, “Dust you are and unto dust you shall return” needs to continue to challenge us in the different ways in which our lives must be transformed into what God intended for us at the very beginning of our lives: “Before I […]

Immanuel, The Christmas Message

2010 Christmas Message

December 10th, 2010 in Articles by franselm 0
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). The prophesy of Isaiah regarding the birth of Christ came at time when the Arameans and the rest of Israel threatened to attack the land of Judah and make […]